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Point Lookout resident wins gold at Paralympics

Led by Point Lookout’s Lora Webster, USA’s sitting volleyball team took gold in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sept. 17, defeating three-time defending Paralympic gold medalists China in a lopsided, three-set final.

City to increase number of contracts with minority- and women-owned businesses

The Long Beach City Council unanimously voted to establish goals that focus on increasing participation for Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises in city contracts during the elected body’s Sept. 20 meeting.

Guest Column

Long Beach zoning board should deny HALB project

An application submitted by the developers seeking a variance at 530 W. Broadway, the current site of the Long Beach Hebrew Academy, should be denied by the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals. The …

City drafts ordinance to limit plastic bag use

In response to environmental and quality-of-life issues spurred by ever-present single-use-plastic-bag pollution in Long Beach, the city has drafted legislation similar to laws passed in Suffolk County and New York City that would charge shoppers who choose to use the bags five cents each.

Herald Neighbors

Taking steps to stop suicide

On Sept. 18, the Bellmore-based Long Island Crisis Center hosted a walk with a singular theme: Every life matters. It was the eighth annual “Let’s Walk, Let’s Talk … Stepping Together to Prevent Suicide” event, sponsored by the LICC and dedicated to suicide prevention and awareness, on the Long Beach boardwalk.

Long Beach students catch waves and confidence at Surfers Healing

Long Beach students experienced serenity, excitement and in some cases bravery while participating in the annual Surfers Healing Surf Camp held at Lido West Town Beach on Sept. 14.

Irish Day set for Oct. 1

The city and organizers of the annual St. Brendan the Navigator Irish Day Parade and Festival, scheduled for Oct. 1, reached an agreement last month to shrink the festival area on West Beech Street by several blocks as part of an effort to reduce the cost of the event and address residents’ quality-of-life concerns.

Former NYPD chief surgeon shares 9/11 story

“There was a loud low rumble, and somebody yelled, ‘The tower is going down,’” said Dr. Gregory Fried, former executive chief surgeon for the New York City Police Department. “I rolled into a ball, my hands behind my head, and I expected to die.”

    Upcoming events in Long Beach

    On Saturday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m., the AOH Irish Day Parade begins at Washington Boulevard and West Beech Street. There will be vendors, rides, music, food and raffles along West Beech until 5 p.m. For more events, click above.